Just put the finishing touches on our first custom piece this year! This time we have a stunningly clear and deep blue oval sapphire mounted in an elegant 14k white gold mounting with floral trim. Happy to start some lucky customer’s year of with such a beautiful stone!
for more info, check out our sapphire page!
One of the most satisfying aspects of working as a bench jeweler is being able to collaborate and create with a customer throughout the process of making a piece of jewelry. In the age of computer modelling and 3d printing, designing jewelry has become a lot more fast and flexible than it used to be. On this lotus and sapphire pendant, we were able to make a model from images provided by the customer, then tweak aspects of the design, removing the lilypad and adding a sleek bail, the processes crafted the final product. Most impressive of all, we were able to deliver it before Christmas!
for more of our custom jewelery design, check out custom gold design page!
Just off the bench in time for Christmas! This week Chad put the finishing touches on a gorgeous two stone engagement ring, with an elegantly twisting shank that wraps around the center diamonds, with delicate rows of tapered diamonds running down the sides. An elegant perch for a pair of brilliant round diamonds!
more on our custom diamond engagement rings!
We’re almost 10 days away from Christmas, and I know a lot of you elves out there are just getting started on your gift shopping! We’ve got you covered at Oceanside Jewelers, with simple studs from $25, vintage silver under $100, and a yuuuge selection of colored stone jewelry in white and yellow gold under $500. And if someone on your list has been extra nice this year, we’d be happy make you a deal on a dazzling diamond worthy of great holiday cheer!
We’ll see you elves in the store!
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Chad just put the finishing touches on another gorgeous ring. This design uses two concentric bands, the outer with a round top in white gold, and the inner flat band in rich 18k yellow gold. Perched on top is a solitaire mounted 1 carat diamond. Elegant but not showy, it’s the small details that make this ring, like the vintage accented prongs.
For more unique rings, visit our custom jewelry design page!
Jewelry making is one of the oldest crafts in human history, but has changed more over the last few decades than the previous millennia. Today’s jeweler have to keep up with advances in computer modelling and 3D printing, but sometimes it’s best to go about things the old school way. For a client that wanted a rustic looking mounting for an ancient coin, Chad Elliott hand sculpted a wax frame to the specific contours of the coin, cast it in rich 22k yellow gold, then set the coin with hand wrought prongs, loop, and bail. And rather than polishing, Chad scrubbed the piece with beach sand for a soft finish that highlights the deep yellow of the pure gold. With a dark leather cord, the coin necklace could have been made by a 15th century jeweler just as much as a 21st century one!
for of Chad’s unique custom designs, check our portfolio page!
We’re beaming with pride around the shop over the recent issue of Carlsbad Lifestyle Magazine, which featured a full interview with owner and master jeweler Chad Elliott! Chad talks about the early days, working after school as a kid in a jewelry shop and learning the hand tools and craftsmanship that are too rare these days, and how this early experience shaped his approach and philosophy towards jewelry making. The broad knowledge of skill and technique that Chad has is remarkable in any craft, and is what separates our store from almost any other jeweler you’ll find.
Find the entire article at Carlsbad Lifestyles website;
Discover more of Chad’s incredible jewelry work, as well full jewelry and watch repairs, restoration, that only a master jeweler can provide!